tin ear

Definitions of tin ear
  1. noun
    an inability to distinguish differences in pitch
    synonyms: tone deafness
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    type of:
    deafness, hearing loss
    partial or complete loss of hearing
  2. noun
    insensitivity to the appropriateness or subtlety of language
    “he has a tin ear for dialogue”
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    type of:
    insensitiveness, insensitivity
    the inability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
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